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Digital copy of Witness 121's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted].
April 16th 2012 - April 16th 2012
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Application Form Personal details: Includes name, address and place and date of birth. Claimaint's representative: lists Solicitor Alan Collins of Pannone LLP [Pannone Solicitors]. Details of care: Mentions placement at Haut de la Garenne circa 1965 to 1972, referring to their Children's Services [client] file. Abuse alleged to have taken place: Refers to Police Statement and Letter of Claim dated 14 February 2009, relating to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse circa 1965 to 1972. Names Gordon Wateridge, [Colin] Tilbrook, Morag Jordan [née Kidd] as amongst the perpetrators of their abuse. Refers to other residents at Haut de la Garenne who would have witnessed [abuse by] Gordon Wateridge. Complaints of abuse: Recalls reporting abuse by Gordon Wateridge to [Colin] Tilbrook. Criminal proceedings: Refers to an individual pleading guilty. Notes that Witness 121 did not have to give evidence due to a guilty plea. Previous civil proceedings: refers to Letter of Claim sent to Mourant Ozannes dated 4 February 2009. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed in the presence of Solicitor Alan L Collins on 16 April 2012. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records signed by Witness 121 on 16 April 2012. Contains supplemental statement on behalf of Witness 121 from Pannone Solicitors. Describes Morag Jordan as in charge of the Intermediates group at Haut de la Garenne, and details Morag Jordan's behaviour at mealtimes in the dining room, mentioning physical abuse. Recalls observing similar behaviour by Morag Jordan towards other Haut de la Garenne residents. Recalls being visited at Haut de la Garenne on at least three occasions by an individual, prior to Witness 121's abduction. Witness 121’s witness statement to States of Jersey Police providing an account of his experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to his time at Haut de la Garenne. Witnessed by [Detective Constable] G [Gina] Barclay. Dated 15 April 2008. Background and Home Life Born in Jersey in 1956. Provides details of mother, father, and siblings. Describes childhood as unhappy. Recalls running away from home in 1967, and coming to the attention of Social Services. Institutions Recalls education at St Luke’s School. Recalls arriving at Haut de la Garenne and meeting Superintendent Colin Tilbrook. Describes Colin Tilbrook as a large man with a ginger beard. Describes his houseparent, Gordon Wateridge, as well built and plump. Names Tony and Morag Jordan as other members of staff, as well as Jane Maguire. Details sleeping in a dormitory comprising of about five beds, adjacent to a larger dormitory. Recalls residents at Haut de la Garenne. Provides details of the daily routine at Haut de la Garenne. Comments on punishments at Haut de la Garenne, such as not being allowed to visit home for the weekend. Mentions losing over forty weekend visits home. Details other punishments such as chores, and placement in the detention rooms. Recalls other residents being placed in the detention rooms at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls that children regularly went missing. Indicates an area at Haut de la Garenne where he believes a body is buried. Recalls two boys hanging themselves at Haut de la Garenne due to the abuse they were subject to. Abuse and Consequences Refers to physical abuse by father. Details bullying, physical abuse, and sexual abuse by Gordon Wateridge. Details sexual abuse of female residents by Gordon Wateridge. Reported abuse by Gordon Wateridge to Colin Tilbrook, only to be physically abused by Colin Tilbrook as a result. Details being taken to the cellar by a member of staff, where Witness 121 would then be sexually abused by a group of men. Names [Senator] Wilfred Kricheski [Krichefksi] as one of his abusers. Describes witnessing other male and female residents being sexually abused in the cellar. Mentions ongoing physical ailments as a result of sexual abuse. Details being abducted from his Haut de la Garenne dormitory by a man, who took him to a flat and sexually abused him. Recalls that the man was convicted, and Witness 121 spent two weeks in the detention rooms. Describes parties held by Colin Tilbrook at Haut de la Garenne in which children were selected for sexual abuse. Recalls Jimmy Savile visiting Haut de la Garenne, mentioning the ‘World Aid Walk’. Events after Leaving Care Left Haut de la Garenne at the age of fifteen, and left Jersey at the age of eighteen or nineteen. Refers to convictions for offences, including attempted murder. Details difficulties in maintaining employment and relationships due to abuse suffered. Refers to pending surgery required as a result of sexual abuse as a child. Mentions being on medication for anxiety and depression, as well as taking sleeping tablets. Comments on the distress caused by reports into the investigation into Haut de la Garenne. Refers to picture of the cellars at Haut de la Garenne, entered to the Police as exhibit 1. Refers to fear having contributed towards him not reporting abuse to the Police before. Comments on having spoken to the media since the Haut de la Garenne enquiry was made public. Wishes to make a formal complaint about those who abused him as a child. Refers to original notes used by Witness 121 to assist him during the recording of this statement to Police, entered as exhibit 2. Witness 121’s witness statement to States of Jersey Police providing an account of his experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to his time at Haut de la Garenne. Witnessed by D C [Detective Constable] 285 Sztyber-Omer. Dated 13 May 2008. Provided as clarification to initial statement to Police dated 15 April 2008. Institutions Recalls the association room at Haut de la Garenne which housed the snooker table and television. Abuse and Consequences Names female residents sexually abused by Gordon Wateridge in the association room. Recalls sexual abuse by Gordon Wateridge. Estimates he was taken to the cellars by Gordon Wateridge on 70 to 80 occasions. Details physical and sexual abuse in the cellars at Haut de la Garenne. Names other male and female residents sexually abused in the cellar, also naming Haut de la Garenne [Superintendent] Colin Tilbrook as amongst the abusers. Letter of Claim from Ozannes to Attorney General William Bailhache dated 4 February 2009. Refers to Ozannes acting as agent for Dyer Burdett Gray Purdue Limited, mentioning Verison [Law]. Details abuse and names [Gordon] Wateridge and [Colin] Tilbrook as amongst Witness 121’s abusers.
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